Crisp Cucumber Salsa Recipe

April 15th, 2015 by Loretta Lanphier

Crisp Cucumber Salsa Recipe

Here’s a delicious and easy cucumber salsa recipe in which to use all those healthy cucumbers and tomatoes you are growing in your backyard organic garden. Use with organic chips or cut-up organic veggies such as celery, carrots, etc. Great for backyard get-togethers, office lunches, family reunions and summer picnics. Enjoy!

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Crisp Cucumber Salsa Recipe

Yield 2-1/2 cups

Ingredients

2 cups finely chopped seeded peeled organic cucumber
1/2 cup finely chopped seeded organic tomato
1/4 cup chopped organic red onion
2 Tbsp minced fresh parsley
1 jalepeno pepper, seeded and chopped
4-1/2 tsp minced fresh cilantro
1 garlic clove, minced or pressed
1/4 c reduced-fat sour cream (can substitute Green Yogurt)
1-1/2 tsp lemon juice
1-1/2 tsp lime juice
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp seasoned Himalayan salt

Optional: Add a can of organic black beans (drained) and/or organic avocado.

Directions

When available, use organic ingredients. Thoroughly wash all veggies. In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. In another bowl, combine the sour cream, lemon juice, lime juice, cumin and seasoned salt. Pour over cucumber mixture and toss gently to coat. Serve immediately with veggies or organic chips.

1/4 cup of salsa equals 16 calories

HELPFUL TIPS

  • Be sure to seed the cucumber. You may end up with watery salad, if you skip this tip.
  • To make seeding easy, halve cucumbers lengthwise and use a spoon to scoop out the pulpy centers.
  • Crisp Cucumber Salsa is an excellent topping for simple grilled salmon.
  • Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face and eyes.

Originally published as Crisp Cucumber Salsa in Simple & Delicious June/July 2010, p52
Salsa Photo – Taste of Home

Loretta Lanphier is a Naturopathic Practitioner (Traditional), Certified Clinical Nutritionist, Holistic Health Practitioner and Certified Clinical Herbalist as well as the CEO / Founder of Oasis Advanced Wellness in The Woodlands TX. She studies and performs extensive research in health science, natural hormone balancing, anti-aging techniques, nutrition, natural medicine, weight loss, herbal remedies, non-toxic cancer support and is actively involved in researching new natural health protocols and products. A 17 year stage 3 colon cancer survivor, Loretta is able to relate to both-sides-of-the-health-coin as patient and practitioner when it comes to health and wellness. “My passion is counseling others about what it takes to keep the whole body healthy using natural and non-toxic methods.” Read Loretta’s health testimony Cancer: The Path to Healing. Loretta is Contributor and Editor of the worldwide E-newsletter Advanced Health & Wellness.

†Results may vary. Information and statements made are for education purposes and are not intended to replace the advice of your doctor. Oasis Advanced Wellness/OAWHealth does not dispense medical advice, prescribe, or diagnose illness. The views and nutritional advice expressed by Oasis Advanced Wellness/OAWHealth are not intended to be a substitute for conventional medical service. If you have a severe medical condition or health concern, see your physician of choice.

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